Starting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Finland is the world’s first country to create laws guaranteeing broadband access
The government had already decided to make a 100 Mb broadband connection a legal right by the end of 2015. On Wednesday, the Ministry announced the new goal as an intermediary step.
“We think [the internet is] something you cannot live without in modern society,” said Laura Vikkonen, a spokesman for the ministry. “Like banking services or water or electricity, you need an internet connection. “Universal service is every citizen’s subjective right.”
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